Recent Acquisitions

The Frye Art Museum continues to strategically build its collection through purchases and gifts, both deepening existing areas of strength and diversifying holdings to reflect the museum’s expansive curatorial program and Seattle’s globalized present.

Acquisitions of the last five years demonstrate the Museum’s commitment to growing and contextualizing its distinctive historical collections of late nineteenth and twentieth-century European and American art while broadening its holdings of contemporary works to embrace previously underrepresented identities, perspectives, and forms of expression. To some extent, acquisitions mirror the Museum’s exhibition history, creating a material record of the institution’s engagement with local, national, and international artists and commemorating the special audience connection formed through temporary presentations. Contemporary artworks chosen for the collection often respond to or complicate the narratives around mediums and genres traditionally associated with the Frye, like painting, landscape, and portraiture.

Tracy + the PlasticsWynne Greenwood2006-2014
GingkoGretchen Frances Bennett2023
Sister TotemMarita Dingus2023
Solid CitizenJessica Jackson Hutchins2008
Study for 2x4 with yellow fillMargie Livingston2011
Fu DogsJeffry Mitchell2005
FeastDan Webb2006
Venus Jar 4: My MothersHanako O’Leary2020
untitledEva Koťátková2011
untitledEva Koťátková2011
untitledEva Koťátková2011
Breathless #6Jennie C. Jones2008
Single CabinetLiz Magor2001
BabyNatalie Ball2018
Untitled #041220Georgina Reskala2017
Portrait of a womanFritz Hickmann1855
UntitledKo Kirk Yamahira2019
Lot 248 (still)Amie Siegel2013
TrapDuane Linklater2016
Pink on Black GroupKatherine Bradford2022
Mangahufo' I famaguonGisela McDaniel2021
Night ForestAnn Leda Shapiro2022
Three SlicesAmoako Boafo2021
Black Face with Wide ChestTschabalala Self2021
ButterflyBony Ramirez2021
Madrone + MullanSadie Wechsler2021
Becoming MineralClarissa Tossin2021
Untitled (Badlands)Juventino Aranda2018
EgungunCauleen Smith2015
Dress for SuccessRose Nestler2018
Strange BusinessRose Nestler2017-2018
FormationKelly Akashi2021
Portrait of Erwin WurmJoseph Park2007
After Boucher: UntitledMolly Jae Vaughan2022
Ear (Good)Srijon Chowdhury2022
Stylite AltarpieceEden Seifu2022
Ground of GroundHarry Gould Harvey IV2022
For FunKhari Johnson-Ricks2021
Disaster KitchenMolly Zuckerman-Hartung2008-2011
Baby BlueAmoako Boafo2021
From Sea to DawnRamin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian2016
The UnknownOtis Kwame Kye Quaicoe2020
To a FlameAnthony White2019

Formation

Kelly Akashi

Chromogenic crystallograph in aluminum artist''s frame

2021

Untitled (Badlands)

Juventino Aranda

Oil on wool Pendleton blanket

2018

Baby

Natalie Ball

Cotton cloth, twine, clay, leather, metal jingles, deer legs, and shoes

2018

Gingko

Gretchen Frances Bennett

Color pencil on paper

2023

Three Slices

Amoako Boafo

Oil on canvas

2021

Baby Blue

Amoako Boafo

Oil on canvas

2021

Pink on Black Group

Katherine Bradford

Acrylic on canvas

2022

Covid March (after unemployment, the park, then home)

Dawn Cerny

Wood, drawings, textiles, clipboard, Apoxie Sculpt, polymer clay, paint, found ephemera from studio of Nancy Shaver

2021

The Edith Wharton you can afford

Dawn Cerny

Wood, plaster tape, textiles, found ephemera from studio of Nancy Shaver, Apoxie Sculpt, paint

2021

Ear (Good)

Srijon Chowdhury

Oil on linen

2022

Sister Totem

Marita Dingus

Ceramic and mixed media

2023

Tracy + the Plastics

Wynne Greenwood

Video (color, sound)

2006/2014

From Sea to Dawn

Ramin Haerizadeh

Digital video (color, silent); 6:21 min.

2016

From Sea to Dawn

Rokni Haerizadeh

Digital video (color, silent); 6:21 min.

2016